Prime Intention of the Blog

"People without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees and wildlife is almost as helpless".

I still remember my childhood days when I used to visit Dandeli a place where even my father started his professional career and also where my most of the relatives were staying.Even though I never brought up in Dandeli no one could stop me to go there since it was just two hours journey from my native. And during every visit I used to get the scoldings from my father and relatives since I used to spend most of the time in forests than in house.So as I grown up my visit to Dandeli became very less except twice or thrice in a year since I became busy with studies but always I had in my mind that I should contribute something to these magnificent forests which inspired me a lot to fall in love with the Conservation.So it is just an attempt from my side to create awareness to save these magnificent animals and landscapes they exist in.If this blog contributes in a small way to achieve this goal I will be the most happiest person in this world.
This blog mainly focuses towards conservation activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.This blog doesn't provide any information regarding tourism and its related activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve gets New Range

A big boost to wildlife conservation efforts in dandeli-anshi forests.  Castle rock forest which was a part of Tinnaighat Range of Haliyal Territorial Division has been formed as a New Wildlife Range and the area has been officially transferred to Dandeli Wildlife Division(Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve). This development will definitely boost the wildlife conservation efforts since the new area added is a link between Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and also it borders with Mollem National Park, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary of Goa. Castle rock forest has good prey-predator density and acts as an important wildlife corridor between Karnataka and Goa forests.
We should be very thankful to the sincere efforts put by Shri Sanjay Gubbi-Member of State Board for Wildlife, Shri Balachandra Hegde-Honorary Wildlife Warden of Uttara Kannada District and Forest Department officials who are instrumental in adding these forests to the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Hence now the total area of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is 886 Sq.Kms.
Details of the area are given below:
Name of the Range: Castle Rock Wildlife Range
Sub Division: Anshi Wildlife Sub Division
Circle: Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve
Area of the Range: 248.0661Sq.Kms
Taluq: Joyda
District: Uttara Kannada
Please find the attached DATR landscape in which we can see the new area linking with rest of the PAs.




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